Racism: The Struggle Continues

March 10, 2011 | CUNY Lecture Series, Queens College

Julian Bond, social activist and former chair of the NAACP, says that although slavery was abolished nearly 150 years ago, achieving true racial justice is an ongoing struggle. “The truth is that Jim Crow may be dead,” says Bond, “but racism is alive and well.” Bond appeared at a Queens College Black History Month event celebrating the legacy of civil rights activist James Forman, whose family recently donated his personal library and audiotapes to the college’s Civil Rights Archive. Bond, who worked with Forman on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, said, “We need to have a constantly growing and always reviving activist movement across America, if we’re going to maintain and expand our victories.”
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